March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Mani + Konad Fail!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!!
I guess my first Konad was just beginner's luck. I tried to do a Konad for my St. Patrick's Day mani and totally failed. I think I have realized the problem though.

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Emerald City, two coats, with flash

I started out with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Emerald City. Gorgeous color!! So Far so good!

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Emerald City, two coats, no flash

Then I tried to do the polka dots from the m45 Konad plate. The m45 plate has designs meant for the tips of your nails, but I have seen people use them all over their nails. Sadly, I just haven't figured out how to do that yet, as you can see. I did some of the nails with the Konad white special polish. I thought it would be cute to do the rest of the nails with an orange polish (the Irish flag is green, white, and orange, f.y.i.). I attempted to use OPI Tangerine Scene as my stamping color. However, I forgot that Tangerine Scene is a jelly and takes about 4 coats to look even vaguely opaque. So it kind of looks like a bottle of puke-orange polish threw up on my nails. Note to self: Use pigmented polishes for stamping!

Hot Mess of Konad

I also tried kind of mixing the Konad white polish with Tangerine Scene. This turned out better, but it really wasn't what I had in mind.

Hot Mess of Konad on the other hand!

Two coats Zoya Suvi, plus one coat Zoya Manhattan, with flash

So, I removed all of this and did what I do best- layer a glitter polish over a regular polish! My final St. Patrick's Day mani consisted of two coats of Zoya Suvi with one coat of Zoya Manhattan on top. It makes this really cool sparkly olive color that I like much better than my Konad fails LOL.

Two coats Zoya Suvi, plus one coat Zoya Manhattan, no flash

What are your plans for St. Patrick's Day? Anything fun? I have a bunch of shows, so I'll be out all day, dancing away. What kind of green polish are you sporting today? We all know today is a great excuse to wear green polish! Even my mom joined in- she's rocking Emerald City!

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Emerald City is available in a Target store near you. Konad kits and image plates are available at OC Nail Art. Zoya Suvi and Zoya Manhattan are available at Art Of Beauty.


Tanjia said...

My St. Paddy's day mani is plain old Emerald City. It's the perfect green for today, I think.

Jenn @ So Very Fabulous said...

They're all very pretty. I especially like that green Zoya polish!

Never Enough Nails said...

Tanjia- That's such a gorgeous color! I was admiring it on my mom's nails earlier today! I definitely need to wear it by itself soon.

So Very Fabulous- I like that Zoya combo I did! I've been staring at it all day, in between my dance shows of course!

Jamie (the amazing) said...

well u no wat i did 4 st. patricks day... i went with u LOL good times... especially @ mcDonalds.. any way.. i didnt get 2 put a polish on 4 2day bcuz i didnt hav enough time :(

Never Enough Nails said...

LOL That McDonalds was soooo good, I think because I was starrrviiiing!!!! I barely had time to do my nails either, just too busy with shows!

Paige said...

Ooo, that is so pretty!